After the fall of Google Health, what is the future of medical AI commercialization?

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Spark Global Limited reports:

How does medical AI deal with the unsuccessful dilemma of commercialization? “Medical industry think tanks” interviewed senior executives of several leading companies, as well as related practitioners, investors and doctors.

“Intranet upgrades have caused the AI ​​system to be unusable. There are still so many patients who need medical examinations today. What should I do?” Lu Chenchong, founder and chairman of the artificial intelligence (AI)-assisted medical imaging diagnosis company Yizhanzhi, appeared in the circle of friends. Complaints from the director of the center. This medical examination center in a densely populated southern city, with the help of AI, two doctors can complete the imaging diagnosis of more than 100 patients in one day. This message once again verified Lu Chenchong’s judgment-many imaging doctors have long been accustomed to using AI to assist in diagnosis and treatment.

For Lu Chenchong, medical AI is ushering in a good time for development: Globally, medical AI began to take off about 10 years ago; in 2018, the “confrontation” competition between doctors and AI was prevalent, which aroused the industry’s resentment; 2019 medical AI further Recognized by imaging doctors; under the influence of the new crown epidemic in 2020, the development of the industry has accelerated significantly. The State Food and Drug Administration has given the green light to related products, and commercialization has begun.

This is a trillion-level market with huge room for imagination, covering medical imaging, pharmacy, health management, data integration, appointments and consultations, etc. AI can do too many things in the medical field. The above-mentioned processes are all in Lu Chenchong’s view. “In line with the law of the development of the medical industry.” However, Google, the “world’s largest AI factory” far away on the other side of the ocean, may not think so:

At the end of August, Google Health, the health department under Google, which was established less than three years ago, announced the dissolution, and the team focused on AI medical imaging will be assigned to the Google search and AI departments. In the previous six months, IBM divested its health business Watson Health, which became the first landmark event in the field of medical AI by the technology giant.